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Song Parodies -> "Scattin' Cat"

Original Song Title:

"Surfin' Bird"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Trashmen

Parody Song Title:

"Scattin' Cat"

Parody Written by:

Callmelennie

The Lyrics

This came to me as I was viewing Linda Koski's moving tribute to kitties gone by, "The Way We Purr" And Porfle, this is the one I warned you about. Look away before it's too late
a-LOL-a, everybody spats with the cat
Spat, spat, spat, s-s-s-spats with the cat
a-LOL-a, spat, spat, spat, s-s-s-spats with the cat
a-LOL-a, spat, spat, spat, LOL, s-s-s-spats with teh cat
a-LOL-a, spat, spat, spat, s-s-s-spats with the cat
a-LOL-a, spat, spat, spat, LOL, s-s-s-spats with teh cat
a-LOL-a, Scat! ... Scat! ... S-Scat to the cat
a-LOL-a, spat, spat, spat, s-s-s-spats with the cat
a-LOL-a, spat, spat, spat, LOL, s-s-s-spats with teh cat
a-LOL-a, Scat! ... Scat! ... S-Scat to the cat
a-LOL-a, don't you row with the cat
LOL, everybody's sqawking with the cat
a-LOL-a, Scat! ... Scat! ... S-Scat to the cat

a-LOL-a, we all say "Scat" to the cat
Scat, scat, scat, s-scat to the cat
a-LOL-a, scat, scat, scat, s-scat to the cat
a-LOL-a, scat, scat ,scat, s-scat to the cat
a-LOL-a, Scat! .. Scat! ... S-Scat to the cat
a-LOL-a, scat, scat, scat, s-scat to the cat
a-LOL-a, scat, scat, scat, s-scat to the cat
a-LOL-a, spat, spat, spat, s-s-s-spat with the cat
a-LOL-a, spat, spat, spat, s-s-s-spat with the cat
LOL, don't you shoo away the cat
Everybody spats with the cat
a-LOL-a, Scat! ... Scat! ... Scat to the cat

SCATTIN' CAT!

b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-blia-blia-blia-blia-meow-meow-meow-meow
waarwaarwaarwaarwaar .... Hisssssssssssssssss!

Gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack,
Gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack
Gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack, gack
Got to spew up, meow meow; Gato, eeww meow meow meow

Got to spew up, meow meow; Gato, eeww meow meow meow
Got the broom up, meow meow; Gato, shoo meow meow meow
Spew up, meow meow; Gato, eeww meow meow meow
Broom up, meow meow; Gato, shoo meow meow meow
Got some tuna, meow meow: Gato -- mmmm meow meow meow
Broom up! Broom up! Broom up; Shoo, meow meow meow
Gato -- mmmm meow meow meow; Got the Tuna! Tuna! tuna meow meow
Gato, shoo meow meow meow; Broom up, meow meow
Gato, eeww meow meow meow; Got to spew up, meow, meow
Gato, shoo meow meow meow, Got the broom up, meow meow
Shoo, meow meow meow; Got the broom up, meow meow
Mmmm, meow meow meow; Got the Tuna! Tuna! tuna, meow meow
Broom up! Broom up! broom up meow meow; Gato shoo meow meow meow
Spew up! Spew up! spew up, meow meow; Eeww, meow meow meow
Gato, shoo meow meow meow; Got the broom up, meow meow
Got to spew up, meow meow

LOL, don't you know about the cat
LOL, everybody's sqawking with the cat
a-LOL-a, Scat! ... Scat! ... Scat to the cat
Got the broom up, meow, meow; Gato, shoo meow meow meow ...

"a-LOL-a" is a reference to the internet phenomenon, LOLcats

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Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 15

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Callmelennie - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Just now, after reading my "cat scat", my wife suggested that I should go get a CAT scan (LOL)
Steve K. - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Good thing this wasn't about scat FROM the cat.
Porfle Popnecker - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I liked it! Even cat lovers can identify with this.
Mark Scotti - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Kittylicious!
AFW - February 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I threw my eyeballs out of joint reading this, quite a hairball
Tommy Turtle - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Maybe get a PET scan as well?

DKTOS, so won't vote, but in general, it would show a lot more creativity to vary as many lines as possible in as many ways as possible, rather than have 90% of the lines consist of essentially the same words and phrases, regardless of what the OS does. That's a lesson that I and every other noob had to learn, so don't feel bad. Keep working and thinking!

If you DK the meaning of DKTOS, it's here:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/franksinatra179.shtml

@ Steve K: Don't worry, at least one person here "got" it. xD
Callmelennie - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
You might not recognize the title, but I'm sure you would KTOS, Mr T, seeing as how it got to #4 in 1963. This is a novelty song where the same nonsense lyrics are repeated at a very rapid pace in a harsh, atonal voice and finishes with endless variations of "Papa oomah mow mow" And you are no doubt correct that it would have been more creative to change it up a little, but it probably wouldn't have made the parody any funnier, because part of the humor of the OS is its relentlessly repeating the same nonsense over and over. Besides, I could only find two words to rhyme with cat which suggest fighting. And it could be that strictly adhering to the song's format in the first two thirds increases the impact of the last stanza where I start riffing all over the place
Tommy Turtle - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Gotcha. DK the title, but the "Papa oomah mow mow" brought it back -- isn't there "The bird is a word" in there? K of it, but wasn't a fave. Thanks for cluing me in.

"because part of the humor of the OS is its relentlessly repeating the same nonsense over and over." .... Although (MHO), I didn't find OS funny, it would have been *really* funny had you repeated *different* nonsense over and over, for a couple of lines. then some more nonsense, 'haps phonetically similar to the previous, but different. ... No need to stay with "fighting" -

Drat the cat!
Catch a rat! Good for that?
Fat, fat, cat
Furball, a mat
Tawt I saw - a puddy tat (Tweety Bird ref)

etc. Then still switch formats as you did... I get this better now; see the ability to discern the structure, and reinforce that there's talent there. Welcome to AIR! -- and did you not like "PET scan"? :-D

p.s.: I'm not here so often these days as I used to be, but it's good to know which authors appreciate suggestions and constructive feedback (never insults), and which would rather have automatic 555 and auto-praise -- which renders genuine praise meaningless. (Most of the writers from the past year or two seem to fall in the latter category, as opposed to four or five years ago, when TT arrived. Comments from the experience helped TT greatly.) Anyway, let me know, in case our paths cross again, and GL in your parody career. Cheers.
forgoT To add... - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
You're aware of http://www.rhymezone.com, right?
I try to get as many in my own head as possible, but it's a great resource if time-pressured, drawing a blank, or as here, where you need a bazillion rhymes.
crediT where crediT is due - February 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Now that I fully remember that not-so-fond OS, doing this would actually have been quite a challenge -- nonsense patter like that is much tougher than the average song. Props for having the nerve to try it.

Another similar one is "Who Put The Bomp (in the bomp-she-bomp-she-bomp)" by Barry Mann. I realized that one of the tributes to John Barry that were linked in reply to you at American Pie was to that OS, and it isn't easy.

I've done it twice more, once with a co-writer. Won't plug those. If you should happen to be interested, I think you know how to find them on my page, or by looking under "Parodies By Performer" - B - Barry Mann". Other was under "Fiddlegirl and Tommy Turtle". Other than those three, there are only ten other parodies of it listed, vs. almost 200 for AmPie, and, what, 80,000 total on the site.

About the only thing tougher, in terms of all-over-the-place vs. structure, is "Blinded By The Light". I've done APie eight times (incl 3 with co-author), but once was enough on that monster. At least APie has a very well-defined structure to follow.

Given that, I think a 555 is in fact earned (having remembered OS), for tackling it so early. Maybe a challenge, to do it again in six months or a year? ... but not for my sake or anyone else but your own, of course.

Sorry if the first comment came off as harsh, but I have an eye for talent, and like to see it blossom in those who are willing to grow. - TT
John Barry - February 05, 2012 - Report this comment
My cat Tony is working of a bunch parodies. . .should be posting them soon.
TT - February 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Callmelennie, I saw your confusion at JAB's "grammar" parody, "Let it Be", and explained it. You were right to be confused. If you get a chance, see my comment there:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/beatles716.shtml

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